Nearly a year on from the release of his fourth album Sweatbox Dynasty, TOBACCO has just shared brand new music in the form of digital single ‘Got Wet In The Bomb Shelter’. The single is a one-off for now but we’ll keep our ears peeled for more new music from him. In the meantime, listen to ‘Got Wet In The Bomb Shelter’, a track as weird and wonderful as ever.
We love the weird and enchanting sounds of TOBACCO and so we’re glad to know he’s ready to unveil the follow-up to his 2014 solo album Ultima II Massage. Marking his fourth album release under TOBACCO, Sweatbox Dynasty arrives on August 19th via Ghostly International. “This may be his most unintentionally psychedelic and left-field creation yet”, describes the press release, “full of rhythms that start and stop like a tractor on its last piston, resonating melodies made to fuel transcendental meltdowns, and vocals that hiss, gurgle, and growl”.
TOBACCO had previously shared ‘Gods in Heat’, and now he’s spicing things up with another excellent cut from the album, the opening track ‘Human Om’. Take a listen to both below.
May 13th will see the release of TOBACCO‘s third solo album Ultima II Massage. Thomas Fec, the prolific man behind the project, who also shares frontman duties on Black Moth Super Rainbow, explores further his very own weird and enchanting sounds. As the press release describes, “each disparate track damaged to the point of contributing to some sort of greater, lurching Frankenstein-like state”. Speaking about his approach to the album, TOBACCO said he “wanted to push each song just enough, so that even when the album’s at its wildest, it’s something you can zone out to.” He added, “It feels like a definitive end to a concept I’ve been trying to perfect forever. Maniac Meat was linear. This time I wanted to do a lot of different things and have them come together as one meditative piece. At least for myself.”
To whet our appetite, TOBACCO shared last week one of the tracks off Ultima II Massage, the ace ‘Streaker’ featuring Notrabel. Listen to it below.
Pre-order TOBACCO’s Ultima II Massage now via Ghostly.
Graveface Records is putting out a Charity Subscription Series featuring exclusive new tracks from artists and bands like Dosh, Xiu Xiu, Mount Eerie, Mike Watt, Appleseed Cast, Shearwater and many more.
Here’s how Graveface Records explained the origin of the idea:
“The idea for the Charity series was hatched in 2010 when I lost a great amount of my stock in a flood. Many amazing folks donated loot to get me out of that hole. I was so inspired by their generosity that I asked some musician friends to contribute to the project. Two years later and we’re ready to go. So the idea is simple: amazing bands, awesome music that’s exclusive to each release, fun colored vinyl, and most importantly, a large chunk of the profits hitting charities of each artists choosing.”
You can find out more and order the records here.
The first release of this series comes from the hands of Chicago rap experimentalist David Cohn aka Serengeti, who is also one-half of rap duo Serengeti & Polyphonic and one-third of indie trio S/S/S featuring Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux. Serengeti teamed up with Tobacco to deliver ‘Be a Man’, available on August 28th. The profits from this release will be donated to RBI: Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities.
Here’s Serengeti’s ‘Be a Man’ featuring Tobacco. Straight after check out the sampler for the series.